Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat Update Nears Launch As Wi-Fi Certification Turns Up


Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 edge Plus units out there may be about to receive the highly anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update, as evidenced by a certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Getting into the specifics, a device sporting the model number SM-G920V and running the latest Android version has been spotted in the wild, and to be exact, the code name is referring to the Galaxy S6 model on Verizon.

Galaxy S6's Android Nougat Update Is Nearing Launch

Despite how big this news is, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as Samsung already provided an official rundown of which of its smartphones and tablets will get Android 7.0 Nougat recently.

Aside from the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge variants, the list includes the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, and the LTE-unlocked Galaxy Tab S2.

Galaxy S6 Is Naturally The Next In Line After Galaxy S7

For those who don't know, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update about a week ago, which was pretty much expected.

Now, based on Wi-Fi Alliance's certification, it seems that the Galaxy S6 is the next lucky smartphone to get a taste of Nougat.

However, it should be pointed out that the document (PDF download) doesn't mention anything about the edge models. Regardless, there's good reason to believe that the update is on its way to them too.

This Galaxy S6 Is A Carrier Variant: What About The Unlocked Version?

Sure, the Galaxy S6 that the Wi-Fi Alliance certified is a carrier variant that Verizon is selling, but that doesn't mean Android Nougat is limited to that particular model. If anything, that's more or less a guarantee that the unlocked version of the handset is about to get the update soon too.

Still, it's worth pointing out that this comes across as a bit odd to some users, as the Big Red isn't exactly known for launching timely updates. At any rate, this is good news to every Galaxy S6 owner out there.

Galaxy S6 And Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Program

At this point, it's unclear whether or not Samsung will launch a beta program for the Galaxy S6 and Android Nougat, but this recent development indicates that there's a possibility that the smartphone maker won't be hosting anything of the sort, probably opting to go straight ahead with a rollout.

In case the company does kick off a beta program, it shouldn't take too long to be over since it looks like the update is already getting prepped for launch.

The Bottom Line

To sum things up, the Wi-Fi Alliance has certified a Galaxy S6 model that's powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, and even though it's a Verizon variant, it's still a sign that the update is heading to the predecessors of the Galaxy S7.

Are you one of the Galaxy S6 owners excited to finally get the Android 7.0 Nougat update? If so, feel free to sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

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